The utility model discloses a non-cage lift which is mainly characterized in that the dragging machine is arranged at any landing station of the left side or right side of a well wall. The winding direction of a dragging steel cable and the arrangement of a passed rope pulley correspond to the side-arranged dragging machine. A jigger wheel is fixed at one end of a driving shaft of the dragging machine; a spanner for declutching hinged on a machine base is connected with a brake of the dragging machine by a tension component. Thus, the non-cage lift of the utility model has the minimum headroom height of the lift shaft, which brings much optional space for architectural arrangement for users. The dragging machine and the lift components are very safe and convenient to mount maintain and rescue.